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Vacuumed sealed fish
How long will it really last before it goes bad?
For Salmon and steelhead....I think the flavor is significantly degraded at about 3 months. I smoke it if it gets to 6 months.
I let my nose determine if its good or not. Sometimes you have to cut off a little freezer burn but you'll still have a good piece of fish.
It depends if you are freezing it in a chest type freezer that doesn't defrost or if it is in the freezer part of a fridge.
In a chest freezer kept nice and cold (0F) and correctly vacuum sealed (no freezer burn), I find no degradation with fish, whole trout/kokanee or salmon fillets, that have been frozen for a year.
In a fridge freezer, because it periodically defrosts and usually isn't as cold, I would probably say 3 to 6 months...
Part of the trick is getting a real good seal. OK not the seal the eats our salmon I mean the air tight seal. We have found that the more air the quicker the fish will spoil.
Well, it was halibut that was given to us frozen and vacuumed sealed. The date was May 09---so I’m thinking no good?
Like Roger said, i've heard a year at the most. I'd say no good by a long shot.
Anything over 6 to 8 month mark I smoke or cook with a Jamiacan Jerk recipe that I got from a local in Negril. It's the kind of recipe that'd make planter trout taste good. I'll eat fish over a year old in the frezer but 09 is almost 5 years old. I'd try to turn it into fresh crab meat.